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FW: IE4.0 and W3C Standards -Reply

From: Jeff Wilde <jwilde@wipg.com>
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 1997 08:29:47 -0600
Message-Id: <s31d2ebc.093@westlan.com>
To: <scotti@microsoft.com>, <www-style@w3.org>, <www-talk@w3.org>
I find this very hard to believe.  Microsoft always has a way of redefining
the standards. ala sendmail wannabe exchange.  Why don't they use the
true protocol commands or are they just caveats?  Seems microsoft has
many of these lately ala msie 3.0 activex.

>>> Scott Isaacs <scotti@microsoft.com> 03/04/97 08:39pm >>>

> An article was recently written by CRN (Computer Reseller News) that
> incorrectly stated that Microsoft is working on a proprietary superset
> of HTML 3.2 that will ship in Internet Explorer 4.0. This article is
> WRONG.  Microsoft is NOT defining any new HTML or CSS features
that
> are not being discussed in coordination with the W3C. Dynamic HTML is
> a cross-platform object model available to scripts that accurately
> represents a HTML and CSS document according to those standards. 
The
> API used by Dynamic HTML is being reviewed and discussed within the
> document object model working group of the W3C.  
> 
> All new features being introduced in Internet Explorer 4.0 are under
> discussion with the W3C. Dynamic HTML is Microsoft's
IMPLEMENTATION of
> W3C's emerging work.  For example, Internet Explorer 4.0 will support
> the recently released forms working draft and CSS Positioning working
> draft. 
> 
> I am Microsoft's representative on the HTML, CSS, and Document Object
> Model working groups.
> 
> Scott Isaacs
> scotti@microsoft.com
> 
Received on Wednesday, 5 March 1997 09:30:34 GMT

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